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True Story.  Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software.  Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month.  At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%.  But, how did they do it? During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around the world to learn from their peers in the industry.  Barry Snyder, Senior Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his real world journey through his enterprise transformation. Choke Point or Checkpoint. Eddie Webb, Director of Software Delivery Platforms at Liberty Mutual, also shared his organization's journey into DevOps.  Eddie described how they evolved their organization, tool chain, and processes to go from 20% of builds being deployed to 60% over the past 18 months.  He described how they documen... (more)

Bouncy Castle and Encryption | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #SDN #AI #ML #DL

In September 2014, Apple made encryption default with the introduction of the iPhone 6. Then, in February 2016, a Los Angeles judge issued an order to Apple to help break into the encrypted iPhone belonging to a terrorist involved in a mass shooting. Apple had used some of the strongest encryption technologies and practices to protect its users and their data. The encryption technology did not discriminate between lawful and unlawful users. While there were many sides to this issue, it surfaced many important debates on security, privacy, and civil rights. Peekaboo For develope... (more)

21 #DevOps and #Docker Reference Architectures | @DevOpsSummit #SDN

When building DevOps or continuous delivery practices you can learn a great deal from others.  What choices did they make, what practices did they put in place, and how did they connect the dots? At Sonatype, we pulled together a set of 21 reference architectures for folks building continuous delivery and DevOps practices using Docker. Why?  After 3,000 DevOps professionals attended our webinar on "Continuous Integration using Docker" discussing just one reference architecture example, we recognized there was a strong interest in the community to learn more.  That's why we assem... (more)

Introducing the Nexus Jenkins Plugin | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Jenkins #Containers

As a long time Java developer, I've always depended on the Maven build process to automatically publish my artifacts to a Nexus Repository Manager.  This automated process was made possible thanks to some very useful plugins - specifically, the Maven plugin for Nexus staging and the Maven Deploy plugin.  Both made publishing of artifacts to Nexus Repository Managers remarkably simple as the final step of a Maven build. Introducing the Nexus Jenkins Plugin However, in today's continuous-everything world, build processes are increasingly complicated and resemble a highly dynamic su... (more)

DevOps Express | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

"Being able to take needless work out of the system is more important than being able to put more work into the system." This is one of my favorite quotes from Gene Kim's book, The Phoenix Project, and it plays directly into why we're announcing the DevOps Express initiative today. Tracing the Steps. For years now, I have witnessed needless work being performed across the DevOps industry.  No, not within our clients DevOps and continuous delivery practices.  I have seen it in the buyer's journey – from the folks taking their first baby steps into DevOps to those organizations tr... (more)